[quote="Brofessor, post:1, topic:281455"]
There's probably been a thread of this nature before, but please bear with me.
I've just recently received the sacrament of reconciliation in the Catholic Church for the first time in maybe eight years, and the Eucharist for the first time in three!
I also attend an Episcopal Church (USA). I didn't receive sacraments from them, because I was in a state of sin. However, now that I'm able to receive sacraments again, I'm thinking about receiving the Eucharist and Reconciliation from them, too. I was unsure about this, since technically they're protestant.
However, I did some research, and it looks like the sacraments at my Ep. church are more or less the same as at my Catholic church--that is, they have apostolic succession like Catholics. Does this mean that I should treat them the same as, say, an Eastern Orthodox Church? If so, what are the rules about receiving sacraments therefrom?
Please be patient with me, as I'm still learning. :)
My, yes, you can say that there have been threads on this general subject before. I've been laboring in those particular salt mines around here for years. The last thread on the subject was titled "When did the valid apostolic sucession of the Church of England loose it's validity?" , and can be found on the page of threads just before this one. Full of facts and fallacies, that thread.
The general answer, IAW the statements and teachings of Apostolciae Curae, is that, as a RC you must affirm that Anglican Orders are absolutely null and utterly void (in the words of Monsignor Raphael Merry del Val, who wrote the Bull for Leo XIII). A complicated subject.
Anglicans may disagree, of course. Anglicans are like that.